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Bug 1360823 - Showmount not showing symlinks in /etc/exports
Summary: Showmount not showing symlinks in /etc/exports
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nfs-utils
Version: 23
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve Dickson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2016-07-27 15:05 UTC by Sean V. Thompson
Modified: 2016-08-27 16:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-08-27 16:07:23 UTC

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Description Sean V. Thompson 2016-07-27 15:05:24 UTC
Description of problem:
I created a set of symlinks to have "pretty" nfs share names. My /etc/exports directory has only the symlinks listed. I can externally mount the shares using the pretty names. However, when I do a "showmount -e" on my system, and remotely, it only shows the resolved symlink "TARGET".

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a symlink "ln -s /mnt/share nfsshare"
2. add it to /etc/exports "/tmp/nfsshare *(rw)"
3. reload exports in to nfs "exportfs -r"
4. showmount -e 

Actual results:
/mnt/share *(rw)

Expected results:
/tmp/nfsshare *(rw)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sean V. Thompson 2016-07-27 15:11:04 UTC
Step 0: Mount a drive/share/etc to /mnt/share

Comment 2 Steve Dickson 2016-08-27 16:07:23 UTC
This is by design... symlinks are resolved so the actual directory is export not the symlink. Do a exportfs -arv and you'll see /mnt/share is being exported not 

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